The Huhne campaign lured Guido out of the cellar and into the St Stephens with free booze (and with the assistance of Recess Monkey we duly drunk ’em dry). We interviewed the campaign team – the press officer (Mr No Comment) and the campaign manager (Mr Soundbite). They were very sporting and gave a campaign commitment that one of the first acts of Huhne as leader would be to sort out Guido’s membership card issue with Cowley Street.
Lynne Featherstone MP told us she wasn’t going to have another drink and didn’t really want to talk to us. Then we couldn’t shut her up. She was Huhne’s first backer calling him to say “run, someone has got to run”. She also told us how things could have been very different if she hadn’t got Nick Clegg’s answerphone…
Hear it all and more on the pubcast, which Recess is allegedly editing – out soon(ish).
“This is, at its heart, a matter of public trust,” he told the PM, concluding: “I cannot reconcile the terms of the proposed deal with the promises we made to the country in our manifesto at the last election… I believe that the regulatory regime proposed for Northern Ireland presents a very real threat to the integrity of the United Kingdom. I cannot support an indefinite backstop arrangement, where the EU holds a veto over our ability to exit…”